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The Marks Of Cain

Author : Tom Knox
ISBN : 9781101432907
Genre : Fiction
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An audacious and terrifying new thriller from the author of the international bestseller The Genesis Secret. When David Martinez receives an ancient map from his dying grandfather, he is led into the heart of the Basque mountains, where a genetic curse lies buried- and a frightening secret about the Western world is hidden. Meanwhile, London journalist Simon Quinn is investigating two violent murders. Both victims had once been interned in a top-secret Nazi camp-and both came from the Basque region. With The Marks of Cain, Tom Knox (The Lost Goddess) delivers on the promise of his astonishing debut novel, crafting a terrifying and even more ambitious thriller that delves into the shocking truth of what drives human beings to violence, genocide, and war.
Category: Fiction

The Marks Of Cain

Author : Jürgen Thorwald
ISBN : LCCN:70014365
Genre : Criminal investigation
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Category: Criminal investigation

The Mark Of Cain Annotated Edition

Author : Andrew Lang
ISBN : 9783849609443
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The "mark of Cain" is a small pattern used in tattooing, which is said to correspond with the tribal mark which Jehovah appointed to Cain in the patriarchal story. This mark is seen upon the body of a nobleman's son, who for the sake of inheriting properly has sacrificed the life of his friend, and by its means he is most ingeniously brought to justice. Scene laid in London. The inventor of a flying machine figures prominently. This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer.


Author : Celia Brewer Marshall
ISBN : 0664229670
Genre : Religion
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Originally published: Louisville, Ky.: Geneva Press, 1999.
Category: Religion

A New Believer S Bible Commentary Genesis Deuteronomy

Author : Dr. Judy Barrett
ISBN : 9781300199212
Genre : Religion
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The New Believer's Bible commentary is an easy to read study guide designed for people who did not grow up in the church and the people who minister to them. It provides the background information needed to fully understand scripture, and emphasizes what this means in a person's life. In Genesis -Deuteronomy the sacrifices, feasts and laws are explained in a way that makes them easy to understand. Older Christians may enjoy this too, as it is a comfortable reminder of why you believe and a chance to revisit old friends. The book shows people in a very human light that one can relate to and identify with, helping us to understand how we should and should not behave, and what faith truly is.
Category: Religion

Embodied Politics In Visual Autobiography

Author : Sarah Brophy
ISBN : 9781442666153
Genre : Performing Arts
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From reality television to film, performance, and video art, autobiography is everywhere in today’s image-obsessed age. With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body. This provocative collection looks at images of selfhood and embodiment in a variety of media and with a particular focus on bodily identities and practices that challenge the norm: a pregnant man in cyberspace, a fat activist performance troupe, indigenous artists intervening in museums, transnational selves who connect disability to war, and many more. The chapters in Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography reflect several different theoretical approaches but share a common concern with the ways in which visual culture can generate resistance, critique, and creative interventions. With contributions that investigate digital media, installation art, graphic memoir, performance, film, reality television, photography, and video art, the collection offers a wide-ranging critical account of what is clearly becoming one of the most important issues in contemporary culture.
Category: Performing Arts

The Creation

Author : Everett Jenkins
ISBN : 0786410426
Genre : Religion
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The major monotheistic religions of the world--Judaism, Christianity and Islam--have certain elements in common, particularly in their scriptures concerning the beginnings of life and the early history of human beings. This shared beginning is compellingly worth further study. Common ground and common threads can only help a dialogue between people of different faiths. This reference work could be a tool toward greater understanding of other faiths and focuses on the story of the creation of the universe and of humans. Part One traces the development of the earth and its inhabitants from a scientific viewpoint so that the humanistic perspective may be contrasted with the scriptural accounts to follow. Part Two features an introduction to the Tanakh, information on the Torah, and what is known about its authors, and other influences on the Jewish religion, followed by actual scriptures from the Torah from the creation through the destruction of the Tower of Babel. Then a section each is devoted to an explanation of the Catholic, Protestant and Fundamentalist Christian interpretations of these stories, citing scripture as appropriate. Part Three affords a Muslim perspective with excerpts from the Sirah that refer to events and characters from the early chapters of Genesis. The appendices are rich--various chronologies of similar events based on the different scriptures, tables of contents for the various holy books, tables presenting summaries of a particular perspective on a subject or comparisons between two perspectives and much more.
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The Complete Idiot S Guide To World Mythology

Author : Evans Lansing Smith, Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781101047163
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Make no myth-take-this book is indispensable. The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Mythology explores the gods and goddesses, heroes and heroines, monsters and angels of the myths from every corner of the globe. Additionally, it explores the parallels between every culture and the striking similarities in mythic figures and the structure, action, wording, and result of the stories themselves. * Covers Egyptian, Celtic, Teutonic, Norse, Japanese, Mexican, Native American, and other myths * Features information on The Hero's Journey-the cycle of myth according to Jung, Campbell, and others * Appendixes include a glossary of terms and both a general and a subject Index
Category: Literary Criticism

War And Existence

Author : Michael Gelven
ISBN : 0271027312
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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War is a multifaceted and complex phenomenon that cannot be understood merely by isolating its underlying principles. The elements that compose the vast mosaic of our conceptions of war must be identified and examined in light of their philosophical origins. Michael Gelven not only identifies what the fundamental principles are, but he also extracts from the history of philosophy the arguments and analyses of the concepts that explain how we think about it. War and Existence is primarily concerned with what war is or what the truth about war is rather than the moral question of whether war ever ought to be waged; it only indirectly considers the military concerns of how war out to be carried out. The elements or marks of war, such as courage, horror, heroism, sacrifice, command, and vastness, are each examined by reference to a great philosophical figure whose critical analyses of these elements provide us with a deep understanding of them. Gelven does not restrict his inquiry to mere formal concerns since the philosophical marks of war are concretized in judgments about actual wars. His holistic approach includes not only actual historical events that surround our greatest military conflicts but also literary figures, poets, and composers whose works wrestle with the enormity of this splendid yet troubling phenomenon. The two phenomena, war and peace, are viewed against the entire background of humanity with all its folly and sublimity. War and Existence thus offers a thoughtful, coherent response to one of the most problematic issues of humanity.
Category: Technology & Engineering

A House Divided

Author : Mason I. Lowance
ISBN : 0691002274
Genre : History
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This anthology brings together under one cover the most important abolitionist and--unique to this volume--proslavery documents written in the United States between the American Revolution and the Civil War. It makes accessible to students, scholars, and general readers the breadth of the slavery debate. Including many previously inaccessible documents, A House Divided is a critical and welcome contribution to a literature that includes only a few volumes of antislavery writings and no volumes of proslavery documents in print. Mason Lowance's introduction is an excellent overview of the antebellum slavery debate and its key issues and participants. Lowance also introduces each selection, locating it historically, culturally, and thematically as well as linking it to other writings. The documents represent the full scope of the varied debates over slavery. They include examples of race theory, Bible-based arguments for and against slavery, constitutional analyses, writings by former slaves and women's rights activists, economic defenses and critiques of slavery, and writings on slavery by such major writers as William Lloyd Garrison, John Greenleaf Whittier, Walt Whitman, Henry David Thoreau, and Ralph Waldo Emerson. Together they give readers a real sense of the complexity and heat of the vexed conversation that increasingly dominated American discourse as the country moved from early nationhood into its greatest trial.
Category: History